Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2006
Country: DENMARK
Language: Danish
Run Time: 78 minutes


Famed Danish television director and children's book writer Anders Morgenthaler makes his feature film debut with PRINCESS, an animated tale steeped in controversy, marking a definitive departure from his kiddie-friendly roots. Protagonist August, a missionary priest, must return home from abroad when he learns of the death of his sister Christina; August has been deemed guardian of his five-year-old niece Mia. But this litter girl is suffering from more than the loss of her mother. Apparently, Christina was also known as "The Princess," a porn superstar, and her sexually promiscuous lifestyle led to the abuse of young Mia. Determined to rid the world of Christina's wanton past, August pleads the porn company Paradise Lust to destroy any footage of The Princess. When they refuse, he takes the matter into his own hands. What follows is August's oftentimes gruesome but all together spectacular mission to restore his sister's legacy. This morally ambiguous film combines sharp Japanese-style animation with some live-action, home-video-style footage for a completely original and utterly unforgettable experience. (In Danish with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Cedar Lee Theatre 1

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 12:00 AM -
Monday, March 26, 2007 at 1:30 AM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 2:30 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Anders Morgenthaler, Mette Heeno

Anders Morgenthaler

Sarita Christensen

Kasper Tuxen Andersen

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Principal Cast
Thure Lindhardt, Stine Fischer Christensen, Margrethe Koytu, Tommy Kenter, Christian Tafdrup

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